There’s one month of every year that never fails to make me despise it more and more every time it rolls around. A month, that for me, has gone down in infamy over and over again. That’s right, it's time for the gloomiest part of the year, January. While some see January as a month that is filled with hope and the beginning of a “Happy” New Year, I’m here to help show those people why they’re wrong.
To begin, January has some of the worst weather compared to other months throughout the year. When January’s weather is at full wrath it usually makes those affected by it wonder if it would’ve been better to stay inside in the first place. Although to some a little rain and patchy snow may seem like no big deal, after a while gets old.
Another reason January is the worst month of the year is the fact that it’s the first month of the year. Really I can’t blame January for this, but just after coming off of a great Christmas season, January smacks everyone in the face with a whole bunch of nothing (I mean really, try to think of one holiday in January other than New Year’s Day and MLK Day). If anything, January is just a reminder of the awkward times after New Year where one is no longer with family, and there isn’t much to do.
While I’m on the topic, let me speak on another reason why January sucks: New Year’s. New Year’s Day is a great symbol for restarting and trying to better oneself, but when one sees everyone around them with a great resolution, if they don’t have one then they feel that they have to forge a resolution that said person knows they will probably not follow. Whether it be eating healthy or just getting rid of some bad habits, January usually comes with the burden of broken resolutions.
While I named the bigger reasons why I believe January is the worst month of the year, I’d like to give some honorable mentions. My first honorable mention goes to the fact that the sun is down before one can even get any work done. Not only is it dark most times when one leaves the house, but with the dark comes cold. My final claim on why January sucks is the fact that my brain cannot seem to comprehend that it’s no longer “1/4/18” when I write the date (I think we will all be making that mistake for a little bit).
At the end of the day, most of these reasons are not January’s fault, but apparently they don’t need to be for me to hate the month as a whole. Sorry January, you suck.